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Police Officer - Entry Level

Island Lake, Illinois


Island Lake Police Department

3720 Greenleaf Avenue

Island Lake, IL 60042

Phone: 847-526-2100



Starting Salary: $48,405.64 - $58,396.72 (Depending on Experience); $79,873.43 (Top)

Population: 8,017

Sworn Officers: 16

Application Deadline: 5/19/17 @ 4 PM

(Late Applications Will Not Be Accepted. No Exceptions.)




The Board of Fire and Police Commission for the Village of Island Lake will be accepting applications for the position of:


Currently 5 FT Positions Open

(Experienced Illinois Full Time Certified Officers Receive Priority)



Currently 3 PT Positions Open

(Must Have Part Time or Full Time Illinois Certification)



Full-Time Police Officers are Members of the FOP Union

Police Pension and Generous Compensation Package


Testing is being conducted for current hiring needs and to establish a new Eligibility List for future hiring needs.



Application Packets can be Downloaded at:


Application Packet


The application deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM


Upon review of your application, you will receive an email regarding the testing information if you meet the minimum qualifications.


Failure to provide all required information and documentation

will result in disqualification.


A Valid Email Address is Required.



All applications must be returned to the Office of:


Island Lake Police Department

Attn: Sgt. Dickerson

3720 Greenleaf Avenue

Island Lake, IL 60042



For Full Time employment you must meet the

following minimum requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must have attained their 21st birthday at the last date for filing applications (5/19/17) and must be under 35 years of age at the time of application (5/19/17) and at such time as the Initial Eligibility Register is posted unless exempt from age limitations as provided for in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Must have a valid Driverís License with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver's License upon time of hire

  • Be of good moral character; of temperate habits; of sound health and must be physically able to perform the duties of the position of police officer; May not have visible tattoos or body piercing; The burden of establishing these qualifications rests upon the applicant

  • May not have any felony convictions; misdemeanor convictions may be considered in determining whether or not an applicant is of good character

  • Must be able to participate and successfully complete all stages of the testing process including an expansive background investigation which may include criminal, personal and credit history as well as a polygraph test, and a psychological and medical examination including a drug screen

  • Must have visual acuity 20/20 each eye corrected (minimum) with normal color vision and depth perception

  • Shall have a valid P.O.W.E.R Card issued between the dates of 6/3/16 and 6/3/17 (NIPSTA, Triton or Joliet Jr. College 815-280-2674)

  • Must Submit at Time of Application: a copy of the following:

    • birth certificate;

    • high school diploma or GED certificate;

    • transcripts of higher learning, if applicable;

    • naval or military service board and discharge papers (DD-214/Copy 4), if applicable;

    • Illinois Standards & Training Board Certificate, if already certified

  • Ability to Furnish Upon Request: other professional licenses; training certificates; documents confirming work experience; employee evaluations; and any other employment related material as requested or required



Full Time Applicants must attend the Mandatory Orientation

and Complete a Written Test:


Orientation and Written Examination:


Saturday, June 3, 2017




Island Lake Village Hall

3720 Greenleaf Avenue

Island Lake, IL 60042


Written Test to be conducted by C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service



Part Time Applicants are not required to attend the Mandatory Orientation and Written Test.


***No Deadline for Part Time Applications***




Island Lake Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal, State and Local Laws regarding employment.











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